Makham Bay Beach is about 700 meters long in a bay on a peninsula sticking out of Phuket Island’s southeast side about 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) northeast of Ton Ao Yon Waterfall.
This beach is not well known for anything, and you are most likely not going to plan a trip to come here for a day! That said, there is sand and water, and if you’re lucky enough to arrive during a high-tide, there are things to do here. During low-tide the beach is very muddy, it’s mixed mud and sand, and not fun to walk through or you’ll get stuck. If you’re hunting for clams, you may find some, but you’re probably not – so pray for a high tide when you can get on the water!
If you do happen to arrive during a low-tide and you’re hungry, there are a number of restaurants along the Makham Bay beach you can eat at while gazing at the islands just offshore.
During high tide, you can rent a paddle board or a kayak and paddle around Makham Bay Beach. This beach is on the east side of Phuket Island, so there are not any real waves to contend with, it’s almost always flat and good for the two activities mentioned.
One caution to look out for here are the stingrays. These are flat with a barbed tail, that when stepped on, will lash you with the barbs and inject venom. It hurts a lot. To take care of a sting, use vinegar and heating packs to 40°C (104°F).
Makham Bay Beach Information
- Distance From Bismarcks Paradise:38 km (60) minutes
- Distance From Central Phuket:11 km (20) minutes Ambiance:
- TAGS: Scenic